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Orleans Masters | Sameer Verma reaches semi-final as Parupalli Kashyap loses in quarters

Sameer Verma booked a semi-final berth of the men’s singles in Orleans Masters after beating Lucas Corvee 17-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarterfinals. But the other hope of India, Parupalli Kashyap has bowed out from the tournament along with men’s doubles pair of Francis Alwin and Kidambi Nandagopal.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

Orleans Masters | Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma enter quarter-finals

Indian top-seed Sameer Verma and fifth seed Parupalli Kashyap have won their respective games to enter the quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters on Thursday. However, Gurusai Dutt crashed out of the Super 100 tournament as he lost 20-22, 21-17, 17-21 to Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

Orleans Masters | Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma enter round of 16; K Nandagopal wins his doubles match

Indian shuttlers have enjoyed a good day at the office in the Orleans Masters as Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma entered the round of 16 with wins over their respective opponents. In men’s doubles, Kidambi Nandagopal and Francis Alwin, also won the doubles encounter to enter the next round.
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PBL 2018 Analysis | Ahmedabad Smash Masters thrash Mumbai Rockets 5-0 to reach PBL semis

Ahmedabad Smash Masters entered the knockout stages of their maiden PBL campaign after a holistic display by the side saw every player performing brilliantly as they won four of the five matches. Though their flawless evening ended with the men’s doubles defeat, the tie was already decided by then.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad Smash Masters storm into semis by beating Mumbai Rockets 5-0

Ahmedabad Smash Masters became the first side to officially book a place in the semifinal of PBL as they hammered Mumbai Rockets 5-0. Ahmedabad's impeccable evening where they could have finished with a perfect score was halted by Dae and Tan in the last game of the tie beating Nandagopal/Reginald.
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PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad Smash Masters to take on Mumbai Rockets in do-or-die tie

Ahmedabad Smash Masters, after a brilliant start to their campaign, faltered at the latter stage and will want to correct the mistakes when they will take on Mumbai Rockets today. Smash Masters will basically want their doubles duo for them to capitalize on the singles’ stars brilliant performance.
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PBL Analysis | Domineering PV Sindhu guides Chennai to victory as Prannoy, Tai falter

Ahmedabad succumbed to their second defeat of the season as Chennai Smashers rode on a PV Sindhu masterclass, who proved to be too much for Tai Tzu Ying and in the mixed doubles match. While most of Ahmedabad’s big guns failed to impress, Nandagopal/Lee and Sourabh registered majestic wins.
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PBL Analysis | Ahmedabad lose to Awadhe despite Tai Tzu Ying and HS Prannoy's heroics

Ahmedabad Smash Masters got a reality check on Tuesday as Awadhe Warriors edged them out 4-3 in a close tie. After Verma lost his grip from a game-winning position against Kashyap, Prannoy and Ying fought hard to steady Ahmedabad's ship before Nandagopal and Reginald failed to rescue it in the end.
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Why Ahmedabad Smash Masters will win the 2018 PBL

India’s obsession with the sport of badminton got the necessary boost a few years ago when Saina Nehwal rose to the pinnacle of the sport. That followed by PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth’s success which led to the formation of the IBL which was quickly renamed the PBL a few years later.
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PBL 2018 | ASM and Awadhe Warriors face off in top of table clash

Ahmedabad Smash Masters have been in a terrific form this season so far, having won both of their opening ties to sit at the top of the points table. However, they face a star-studded Awadhe Warriors next who are still battling for the elusive crown after falling short in the last two semi-finals.
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